By Michael Krigsman on January 2, 2013
New research from consulting firm, KPMG, gauges the view of cloud vendors on several key issues, including barriers to cloud adoption and important influencers in the cloud buying process. The survey describes results from 179 senior-level respondents from vendors that provide cloud services. READ MORE POSTS FROM THE BEYOND IT FAILURES BLOG Barriers to adoption. [...]
By Phil Wainewright on August 1, 2012
Vendors argue that multi-tenancy does or doesn’t matter in direct proportion to the extent to which it figures in their application architecture. What’s their real agenda?
By Phil Wainewright on August 6, 2011
Lack of a proper governance strategy when adopting cloud applications and platforms is leaving enterprises with a mish-mash of SaaS silos and cloud islands, leading to poor data consistency and inadequate policy management and oversight.
By Phil Wainewright on July 19, 2011
A few weeks back I seem to have mystified a few readers with my apparent volte-face on the topic of private cloud, when I pointed out that any public cloud provider has to run a private cloud to operate its own service or platform. To help explain my thinking, I thought it might be useful [...]
By Phil Wainewright on July 14, 2011
A few weeks back I was in San Francisco to attend All About the Cloud, probably the most important annual gathering of enterprise SaaS vendors. As I walked down the street from my hotel, I noticed quite by chance that Citrix was having its annual conference at the very same moment just three blocks away [...]
By Phil Wainewright on July 6, 2011
I’m amazed at how often I still hear people recommending SaaS vendors should offer certain customers the option of dedicated, private instances of their application. Apart from a tiny minority of niche customer segments and applications, the economies of scale of running all customers on the same shared infrastructure (aka public cloud) should make the [...]
By Phil Wainewright on July 5, 2011
One of the highly misleading assumptions built into the term ‘private cloud’ is the notion that there’s no privacy in the public cloud. People talk as though cloud providers don’t use firewalls or private networks or encryption. But of course they do. In most cases, the technology infrastructure they use is far more secure than [...]
By Phil Wainewright on June 29, 2011
SAP’s recipe for success in the cloud was the main course served up for knowledge-hungry ISVs attending this week’s EuroCloud Congress 2011 in Luxembourg. In a presentation Tuesday morning (June 28th), Rainer Zinow, who is SAP’s product strategy chief for Business ByDesign and the On Demand family of enterprise cloud applications, set out the four [...]
By Evangelos Simoudis on May 16, 2011
Last Tuesday I was on a panel discussion that focused on cloud computing innovations. The panel was part of Saugatuck Technology’s Cloud Business Summit that was held in NY. A brief write-up of the entire conference can be found here. The panel was asked to address several questions such as: Over the next 5 years, [...]
By Anshu Sharma on May 10, 2011
Yes, after 5 years of being a big fan of cloud computing. I admit defeat. I am, as of today, changing my worldview. Cloud Computing is no longer the future. And that’s the bad news.
But the good news is that Cloud Computing is now an accepted reality …